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stay lowered for michael chip writtenny, 43, who was also a police lieutenant in webster. and tomasz koczowka, who was in his early 20s and a full time 911 dispatcher. >> you know, people get up in the middle of the night to put out fires, they don't expect to be shot and killed. >> reporter: the two wounded firefighters are in guarded condition, expected to live, though one has a bullet lodged in his spine. >> you guys all know each other. how hard is this? >> it's very difficult -- it's a very difficult situation. >> reporter: the gunman killed himself as police surrounded his position. he was found with several webs, including one rifle. joanne nania is among the many people in webster tonight clutching each other tight. >> they're always there for you know? you take them for granted. you don't know -- oh, i'm sorry, i just -- it's just -- it's christmas! i mean, who targets people on christmas? >> glor: a fifth man was also r: ared, an off duty policeman driving to work. work. struck by shrapnel but snaged to back up his vehicle led stop any other cars from heading into the dange
not to follow the leader. >> brown: and mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the remaking of the obama administration's foreign policy team began today as the president nominated massachusetts senator john kerry to replace hilary clinton as secretary of state. the former presidential candidate who lost to george w. bush in 2004 got the nod after u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. she'd faced republican criticisms over the benghazi terrorist attack. president obama made the a
is playing the role of a real- life saint nick. michael sciaraffo, dressed in a red santa suit, delivered toys to kids affected by superstorm sandy on christmas eve. he collected the toys using social media. but, rather than donate them to charity, he decided to deliver them personally. this child unwrapped a doll house. this santa's list is made up of more than a hundred children from affected areas in brooklyn, staten island and queens. sciaraffo hopes to turn his program into a nonprofit and have another round of gift giving for easter. >> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find some christmas joy in the middle of tragedy. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary more than a week ago. residents there say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. dozens of people are trying to pitch in and help comfort the community. a group passed out free hot chocolate, donuts and panda bears to kids on christmas eve. police officers in newtown will get today off to spend it with their families. officers from surrounding towns will co
with the wind of course. taking a look with the michael & son weather camera. it's 40-degrees and the dew point is 19. a cold and dry atmosphere and that windchill, the winds out of the west northwest at 20 right now that's giving us a windchill in the low 20s so it doesn't feel like 40 degrees outside right now. overnight tonight, it will get very cold. but it's going to be less windy. that's the good news and your first two weather headlines here. sunday looks really nice. but there is that possibility of rain for santa as he's making his deliveries, right now it's 40-degrees in downtown d.c.. 41 annapolis and 39 easton but a lot of folks are in the lower 30s like cumberland 32. hagerstown 34 and mid 30s in leesburg and frederick and gaithersburg also at 36 degrees. check out the windchills it feels like 23 in couple bier land right now. -- cumberland. it feels like 26 in gaithersburg. feels like 28 degrees at andrews. the windchill will continue to be a factor overnight tonight but the winds themes are going to settle down. when you get really cold even the slightest breeze gives awe windchi
campaign. >>> they was arrested an 18- year-old, michael jabateh has been charged with attempted murder. it happened earlier this month and a shot through the officers car door after the officer honked his horn trying to disburse a crowd leaving a house party. >>> there's a lot of activity in pikesville when a pedestrian was hit by a car. this is the scene here at ricers town road and old court road. stimunclear how the crash occurred or who is at fault. but we know pedestrian injuries were not life threatening. hospitals around the country are saying half of 7900 people need to be tested for hepatitis c have not be tested. a traveling medical worker was accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with. as of yesterday, four cases were found here in maryland. david worked at several hospitals here in maryland. he's expecting to go on trial next fall. >>> parts of western maryland got a taste of winter. snow has been falling in garrett county. and schools were closed on friday because of the white covering. residents say the weather is pretty ta
for all of that. >> two of my faves so par. >> costume jewelry, shoes, michael kors, we love. they are unstoppable. we have some things that are very positive. >> the slowdown that we saw going into -- you yourself saw, what was the cause? >> the hurricane. the fiscal cliff. yes, people know what the fiscal cliff is outside of this arena. and the third is unseasonably warm weather. >> what about newtown? did that -- >> hard for us -- it had to have. i mean -- that's not something that we can monitor but common sense indicates -- retailers are saying that oh, my god, it did impact us. why not? and that wasp just in the northeast. that was across america. >> right. >> it was devastating. put them all together and it was challenge. >> i bet it made a lot of parents rethink material. >> absolutely. one would think. yes. >> now what? even if you see a pickup in sales afterwards everything has been discounted. this is not that good anymore. >> it is not as bad as you think. a lot of the discounts with retailers was planned. they planned it before they even went into the season. and
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director for freedom works, author of "backlash" and fox news contributor. and michael, former senior communications advisor to john kerry's presidential campaign and ceo of vent squared communications. long intros for both of you hard work people. i'm going with you first on this, danene. president obama says he's modestly optimistic. i ask you if there is going to be a deal tomorrow and if so, will it be temporary, just to get us into next year and if that's the case, how is this going to go over with the public? >> there probably will be some of the republicans are going to cave. but in my view, i think the republicans should stand their ground because no deal would be better than a bad deal. it makes absolutely no sense for a politician who should be representing the will of the american people to put this patchwork of bill together which will not be good in the best interest of americans. clearly, i don't want taxes to go up. taxes shouldn't go up on anyone. but to only raise taxes on those who are the top earners will only fund the government something like eight days. this is s
because you said this is the chair that santa is supposed to be in, right? >> um-huh. >> steve: michael, you said about the same thing for the most part? >> um-huh. >> steve: then you also sang a song that we can't play that on tv. sorry. >> steve: it's the first stanza that would bug people. you know who this chair belongs. >> to santa. >> steve: neil cavuto. no it's not for neil cavuto. kids, put your hands together, santa claus is coming to town. >> ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho, merry christmas, hi. merry christmas. if he lease navidad. -- feliz navidad. ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho. >> there you go, santa, it's for a boy. >> this is for a girl. girl. girl. come on. >> everybody. my hat. my santa hat. >> steve: threw go, santa. >> thank you. >> there you go ho ho ho. all right, kids. >> >> steve: very nice. >> ho ho ho ho. >> steve: i'm going to get a stapler. >> ho ho ho. >> steve: thank you to bass pro. hottest toys for everybody. very nice. there you go, santa. >> everybody, ho ho ho. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. thanks for coming. >> brian: you only have one more chance to speak to our
for michael chiapperini and tomasz kaczowka are held today. joseph hofstetter and jason scardino are recovering from surgery. >>> the moderator of "meet the dress" was interviewing nra vice president wayne lapierre when he brought out something that caught the attention of d.c. police. >> here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. isn't it possible if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said you could only have a magazine that carries five or ten bullets, isn't it just possible we could reduce the carnage in a situation like newtown? >> i don't believe that's going to make one difference. >> it's not known whether that magazine was an authentic clip or just a prop. possessing a large capacity magazine is illegal in the district of columbia. police are investigating. nbc not commenting. >>> guess what it's boxing in the uk, canada and several other country and shoppers are mobbing the stores. these are the crowds in london. the 26th of december is like black friday here in the united states. analysts expect 4 million british shopper also spend nearly $5 bi
. >>> good evening, americans, welcome to "the ed show." i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. the president of the united states just told congress they have to get to work. so as ed would say, let's get to work. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. >> we're in the home stretch for the fiscal cliff, but is there still hope? senator sheldon whitehouse and representative january schakowsky a lot of the latest on today's high-stakes meeting at the white house. and robert reich on the sad shame of this year's do-nothing congress. the gun violence continues in chicago. tonight, the reverend jesse jackson on the city's grim milestone of 500 homicides in one year. and it's nearly 2013, but attitudes on race remain two centuries behind. >> the way i look at it, it's freedom of speech. >> the reverend marcia dyson, and the president of the national urban league on the fresh bigotry of supposed post-racial america. >>> with three days left before the start of the new year, it's put up or shut up
name was peg mullen. she wrote a book about the death of her son, michael mullen. the name of the book was "friendly fire." norman schwartzkopf was the battalion commander. he was so approachable to peg mullen, so human in his relations with peg mullen, who sought to find out how her son was killed in vietnam. he died from friendly fire, which, you know obviously meant he was killed within the confines of his own unit by shrapnel from american weapons fired. it was so impressive to read about then a colonel later to become norm an schwartzkopf general "time" magazine's man of the year who was so human. just that clip we just showed right then compared to a lot of military officials who we see on tv. an actual human being would could say i hope i don't make a mistake. things like that. interesting, at least to me. >> i think very interesting. i grew up -- i was in high school in part of the anti-vietnam protest, so he was a symbol. you kind of respected him. as you grew holder, you learned that you can politically be different and still respect the man. he was the kind of guy that would
michael kehoe and captain joe rios arrived at sandy hook elementary within minutes of the call. >> we needed to break into the school to get in because the back doors are secured. >> reporter: how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet, and the halls were empty. chief kehoe searched sandy hook elementary room by room. >> with the rooms locked, that means the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children from danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic observation on all parts because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> reporter: when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> reporter: did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> reporter: as a first responder, how do you deal with that? >> well, you feel a sense of guilt that you weren't there quick enough to do that.
and also the president of the new york state association of chiefs of police. michael, nice to have you with us. you've been hearing a lot of points of view so far on the program. different aspects of the connection between mental illness and violence. from your perspective, your experience as a law enforcement officer, what's your take on this sm. >> as a law enforcement officer and speaking for the criminal justice system in general, we have taken on pretty much de facto, caring for the mentally yil population. that has switched to the criminal justice community. when i say mentally ill, i think it's important to look at mental illness as a spectrum huge with this end having a person going through a divorce who may not be able to sleep at night and receiving valium from a psychiatrist to the schizophrenic off his medication and possibly homicidal individual. that's an extremely small part. so when you look at the seriously mentally ill group, of that group, most of those people understand they're ill and they understand and stay on medication or treatment that keeps them a productive
and lieutenant michael chiapperini. before shooting himself, and at his side, a rambling note. >> i need to see how much of a neighborhood i can burn down. and do what i like best, killing people. >> reporter: his intent to kill is clear, though his motive is still a mystery. but we do know spengler had a violent past. the 62-year-old served 17 years for killing his grandmother with a hammer. because spengler was a felon, he shouldn't have been able to possess weapons in the first place. two firefighters are in the hospital in stable condition. fortunately, both of them are expected to make full recovery. >> thank you for that, linsey. >>> we're going to turn to paula faris, in with the other top developing stories this morning. paula? >> good morning to you. the president is enjoying time away from the white house. but president obama is cutting short his christmas vacation. he is leaving hawaii tonight, so that he can be back in washington when congress reconvenes tomorrow. and they can try once again to negotiate a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by the end of the year. just about every ameri
, "usa today's" bureau chief susan page, ron brownstein and michael duffy, washington bureau chief for "time" magazine. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." nine days after the mass shooting deaths in newtown, the president of the national rifle association joined the gun debate. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> in a similar vein, lawmakers in a growing number of states including oklahoma, missouri, minnesota, south dakota, virginia and oregon have said they will consider laws allowing teachers and school administrators to carry firearms at school. the nra says they are moving ahead to have their national model school shield program in place to any schools that want it. joining me now to talk about the dangers and backlash is the program director asa hutchinson. thank you so much for joining us. one of the things that struck me listening to wayne laperriere, there was no mention of any gun control in favor or in opposition, so i wanted to get you on
about how the fiscal cliff will hurt cities across the nation, philadelphia mayor michael nutter. mr. mayor, thank you so much for being on the show. >> thank you, luke. >> obviously, you've been very outspoken about how the sequester could have the severe impact on budgets for cities around the country. talk about that a little bit. we're only six days away. are you surprised by the lack of action here in washington on the fiscal cliff considering the dire implications for a lot of budgets in cities around america? >> actually, look, i am surprised. been around the block just a couple times. i've seen different things in the past, but this is very serious business, and apparently some members of congress just don't get it. the -- you can call it whatever you want to call it, but certainly fiscal is in front of it and it's not good. taxes going up for all americans, not a good thing. significant, possibly devastating budget cuts coming down to certainly state and local governments, not a good thing. and so this seemingly bad game of chicken, you know, this is not some schoolyard game
breaking performances. michael phelps who became the most decorated olympian of all time. american gaby douglas, the first black woman to win the all around title. the first double amputee to compete in the olympics and the female athletes from saudi arabia who were allowed to compete in the olympics for the first time. >>> the new orleans saints made news for all the wrong reasons after they were found guilty by the nfl of instituting a bounty program that allegedly rewarded players with cash payments for injuring opponents. head coach shawn peyton was suspended for the season. and although the suspensions against four current and former players were eventually vacated, the damage to the season was already done. >> jerry sandusky is charged with molesting eight boys. >> where were the authorities? >> this was not a case about football. >> but the biggest story of the year occurred at penn state which was consumed in a sex scandal. five months later, former assistant coach jerry sandusky was found guilty of child sex abuse and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. while the ncaa hit
. >> reporter: more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenager daughter, paris, announced on twitter that her grandmother was missing, forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship. >> she says she was not kidnapped. >> reporter: michael's siblings were disputing the claim, saying the mother was resting on doctor's orders. >> tearing up my pants, mama. >> reporter: whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show, here comes honey boo boo, about a child and her family. rapper psy had a catchy gangnam style song. the trademark dance shattered records on line, becoming the number one watched video on youtube, with more than 970 million views. but his new found fame was not without controversy. his difficult anti--american remarks he made resurfaced on line, saying his lyrics were emotionally charged and resulted from events in the war with iraq. >>> new sexual misconduct accusations against the former voice of elmo. >> reporter: in one of the most surprising stories of the year, kevin clash was forced to resign
. >> the victims are michael chiapperini and tomasz kaczowka. this is the man that killed them, william spangler. police say he had a long criminal record. the killing of the fireman has been making headlines in the u.s. where the gun has killed the innocent. >> it is really heartbreaking for these families and is people, and what they have to go through, and so close to a holiday. >> the shooting comes over one week after adam lanza killed 20 people at a school in newtown, connecticut, sparking a debate about gun nuts. >> we not only have to get a handle on gun control, but the mental health issue. we have been turning people lose, and i think we have gone too far. there are people that need to be in institutions that are a danger to themselves or others. >> president obama has announced a task force to look into gun control, and several members of congress are planning bills for the new year. some say it should not be so easy to buy a deadly weapon, but the gun lobby has made it clear they do not intend to give up the right to bear arms but with more innocent people die in by the bullet, somet
expert, michael nutter of philadelphia and eugene robinson. mayor nutter, thank you so much for joining me. you're on the front line every time there's a homicide in philadelphia, you know all of the facts and figures. and you certainly know about the school district. let's just look at this as if it came from pluto, this idea. didn't come from the nra. what value does it have to have an armed police officer, a 50-year-old guy, maybe an ex-police officer, retired police officer, standing somewhere near the lobby of the main door of a high school in philly. would it have any value? >> well, here's the deal, chris. in many instances, as we saw in newtown, certainly, the person doesn't always come in the front door. and while in very specific situations, in certain schools, whether it's officers patrolling nearby or as a part of their regular duties coming into schools, this is not really a serious idea. the issue is less guns. and certainly, less semi-automatic weapons, rifles of this type. the issue is about the type of weapons that should be accessible and available to civilians. and th
] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? [ male announcer ] learn more at isitlowt.com. [ laughs ] hey! >> here now are the top moments that stood out from romney's run, the good, the bad and the ugly. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and campaign also deserve his congratulations. i wish all of them well but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >>> developing news right now, mitt romney makes it official launching his 2012 presidential bid today in new
efforts in states battered by sandy. >>> michael grimm and peter king, who have been working with their colleagues, the residence, because clearly this storm was not democrat other republican, it's a storm that hurt all of us. >> hurt all americans in of the northeast. >> absolutely. >> republicans are complaining of pork in this bill. you. >> 150 million for also as part of this, $20,000 for a new car for the department of justice's inspector general. a new car there. republicans who are criticizing the have a point? >> what's in this bill is a number of items that were damaged as a result of sandy. it's very similar to bills that have taken place in the kind of funding, whether it was tornadoes in the midwest or whether it was other hurricanes in florida or mississippi, other earthquakes, so, you know, we have this natural disasters when things are damaged. you try to replenish them and make sure certain things are in place in the event there's another storm, so you don't have to woirk about being efficient, so there's nothing that's included in this bill, not included in o
got their gifts here at this christmas party. 10-year-old michael caprio says christmas won't be the same now that his family lives in a small apartment. >> we can't have our normal everyday thing. >> reporter: but the parents say secret sandy is taking some of the disappointments away. >> we didn't expect special angels like this. >> reporter: the charity will collect donations all year long to benefit kids in hard hit areas. >>> straight ahead, your christmas eve forecast. and in sports, the seahawks reign on the 49ers hopes of winning the division for a second year in a row. >>> happy holidays from kabul, afghanistan. i'm major. >>> i'm first class crist ter hyde. i'd like to say hello to my son tyler and daughter victoria, my mom and dad and friends in kentucky and new york. happy holidays. happy new year. love you. the enamel starts to wear down. and you can't grow your enamel back. i was quite surprised, as only few as four exposures a day what that can do to you. it's quite a lesson learned. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. because it helps to strengthen th
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. >> and we're learning more about the firefighters who were killed yesterday. one of them, michael chiaperini named firefighter of the year in his department. he was helping those affected by hurricane sandy. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find joy this christmas on the heels of that massive shooting that happened at sandy hook elementary school where a gunman killed 20 young children and killed six employees at that school. so they're trying to do something in forms of celebrating but it's hard to do at this time. so they're chipping in as a community to lift their spirits. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. and it's all about the kids. and being with family. we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> and here you can see one group passing out free hot chocolate, donuts, and panda bears to kids on christmas eve yesterday. also today all of the police officers in newtown, they get the day"gqç.b to be wih their families. officers from surrounding towns are going to come to newtown and cover their shifts. >>> 7:23 is the time right now. w
of "django unchained." wl we will ask him about that. michael skolnick and host of msnbc's "the cycle," toure. i knew this would be a hot one. >> just let it flow, joy. >> but since ari wrote that this film was amoral, what do you mean? without any spoilers, keeping in mind people who haven't seen the film, what do you mean? >> you can keep your television on and still see this movie. what i will say without revealing the end, it is one thing to reflect evil and reflect a tragedy and another to luxuriate in it. my problem with this film, having gone in with an open mind and liking some of quentin tarentino's previous work, he takes the evil of slavery which we will never be done talking about because it is part of our history and part of our present and part of our future, and he uses it as a license to go on a mass murder killing spree, to as i said, luxuriate in elements of racism that for me, didn't feel historical, ethical or judicious but felt rather slavish. people will come to this movie, people should see this movie and i hope it sparks a really good cultural conversation but at the e
a perspective on how powerful the nra really is in the republican party because we had michael bloomberg, mayor of new york city, on "meet the press" last week. he said they are not that powerful. it is -- they are just -- ed rendell, former governor of pennsylvania. he got elected three times and said they are a piper tiger. >> i agree with the mayor. i said this for a very long time. the myth of the power of the nra is much greater than the actual power of the nra. you have to remember in -- talking about grover norquist and pledge or nra and -- their views, and -- you know, there are a lot of members of congress who are ideologically lined with the views of the organization. less about what the nra can do to them than they agree on most issues. they are getting that support. but if you go out and speak clearly to your constituents about what your views are on the issues and -- about revoking second amendment rights, really only talking about common sense reforms, i think most people would agree with you and most of your constituents, republican, sxind democrats would agree. >> we will be tal
gun control in the past week. >> let me understand, michael steele called the nra statement very haunting and very disturbing. he's actually an nra supporting. michael blook brg called it beyond believe that following the newtown tragedy, the national rifle association wants to arm more americans. i want to turn to you. what some people thought was a point worth making is a violent association of video games to a disturbed mind and this leading to some kind of desire to do what they see in the games for real. you have this website which is very popular with gamers. what is your view about that? >> i don't see how video games can contribute to violence in that manner. especially when most video games don't emulate real life. what they emulate is soft compared to what happens in the real world. today, hearing him speak about what he said, i thought it was just a really horrible joke. because it's ridiculous. >> i mean, i have seen some video games which are pretty violent, and i could imagine if you were disturbed and you were a loner like this misfit character adam lanza in your u
spend christmas with their families. joining us on the phone newtown police chief michael kehoe. he has been through quite a lot and your officers have been through quite a lot as well as the community. give us a sense of what this means for them to simply be with their own loved ones, their own kids in this time of recovery and grief. >> you are absolutely correct. christmas is a time of giving and at this time we were gifted with our law enforcement partners volunteering their time to have our officers spend time with their families. i know that on behalf of all of the men and women of the newtown police department we are eter l eternally grateful for their support and contributions today. >> you know, nobody could even imagine what the first responders and the officers went through, what they saw inside of that school. how are they coping today? what are you doing to help them in the community? >> besides giving them a day off, encouraging them to be with their families and go to religious services and to certainly reach out to their friends and neighbors so they feel a sense of lov
.88 a piece. c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? [ male announcer ] learn more at isitlowt.com. [ laughs ] hey! >> authorities in upstate new york have arrested a 24-year-old woman who they say bought guns for william spengler. spengler is the man behind last week's shooting death of two fear fighters. as an ex-con he would not have been able to buy the guns himself. officials say dawn wynn lied on a form saying she'd be the gun owner. she told the court the weapons were stolen from her. that story and of course, the newtown school shooting has drawn a lot of attention to gun control laws in this country as lawmakers and lobbyists debate solutions and some are taking actions themselves.
michael gibata with attempted first- degree murder. the shooting happened earlier this month in overly. police say gibata shot through the police cruiser after the officer honked his horn to disburse is crowd leaving a house party. he is being held without bail. >>> a pedestrian is recovering this morning after he's hit by a car in pikesville. it happened yesterday. this was the scene at reisterstown and old court roads. police say it's still a mystery how the crash occurred or who was even at fault. but we do know the victims' injuries were not life threatening. >>> nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the east coast, thousands of people are still trying to rebuild. days before christmas volunteers delivered a little hope to one family still trying to move back into their home. erica ferrari has the latest for wjz. >>reporter: lanny doesn't have a job this christmas. superstorm christmas destroyed the restaurant where she and her three daughters worked. it also wiped out the first floor of their home in breezy point, new york. >>
, 43-year-old michael ciporrani and 25-year-old, tomascz chip chip. the shooter, william spengler set the home ablaze and took his own life shooting himself in the head. spengler was no stranger to law enforcement. he served 16 years for a conviction of manslaughter beating his grandmother to death. as a ex-con, spengler was not permitted to have weapons. >> spengler was a convicted felon. he is not allowed to poe -- possess weapons. so did he legally possess the weapons? no. we've had all kinds of weapons larcenies in town and around the county and wayne county as of late so i don't know where those weapons came from but we'll certainly find out. >> reporter: why spengler went on the rampage there is still known motive. when the mother died two months ago, obit irwary asked for donations to the west webster fire department and that is who responded to the fire. he had a strained relationship with his sister. the massive fire that left seven homes destroyed made it difficult to search for what might be additional victims. jamie, it is possible we might learn more defails in the next f
. there is a memorial outside the firehouse to michael chip rene and thomas kaczowka. they were shot and killed by the gunman william spengler, who later killed himself. he left a rambling note in which he said he wanted to see how much of the neighborhood he could burn down and, quote, "do what i like best: killing people." o> he was equipped to go to war and kill innocent people. >> reporter: spengler had served 17 years in prison for killing his grandmother. police said today they found another body in his home, possibly his sister's. spengler had three guns, including a semiautomatic eushmaster .223 rifle. that's the same make and caliber ol the one used in the school shootings in connecticut. the newtown shootings and yesterday's ambush have fueled the debate over gun control. but while that debate intensifies, something else is spiking-- gun sales. chip reid has a look. >> at gun shows across the nation this past weekend, people stood in line hoping to get eheir hands on an a.r.-15, the military style rifle used in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. there's been a run on a.r.-15s
there in terms of jobs. >> reporter: michael would know since he used to run the state's employment development agency. california's unemployment rate dropped to 9.8% in november from 10.1% in october. the numbers haven't been this good since 2007. he says those numbers though are somewhat misleading. he says there are one million californians who have part-time jobs who would actually prefer to be working full time. they are the ones helping to bring the unemployment rate down making the market look better than it really is. >> they are employed but some are working 5, 10, 15 hours a week. that's a different type of employment. >> reporter: he says it's not bad for everyone. silicon valley is hiring if you have a certain skill set. >> even here in san francisco, even here, it's doing better than virtually everywhere else. you have a bifurcated economy. if you are a skilled programmer, if you have those computer skills, it's the greatest place to be on the earth. but for the rest of
in the midwest. >> reporter: a christmas day tornado tore three mobile, alabama. >> there it is. >> joe michael love pulled out his cell phone to record the twister while miles away it destroyed a church and homes and his son's high school. >> the van is almost destroyed. the fieldhouse is gone. just all the portable buildings for classrooms are gone. >> reporter: here in houston, texas, the tornado destroyed some buildings and tore down power lines. francis lowe and her husband couldn't get away in time. >> we tried to leave at first but could't because the truck was off the ground, and it wouldn't go. finally, it touched the ground, and we took off. >> reporter: damage from a tornado in pearl river, mississippi, stretched a mile wide. eight people were taken to the hospital. ted williams' family was home celebrating christmas when the tornado hit. >> we went in the laundry room and sat down and hunkered down. >> reporter: further north ice and snow covered the roads in oklahoma. >> i got my chains on. i'm probably the only one with chains on driving around going 5 miles an hour. >> reporter:
and prayers are with the families of michael chiapperini and tomas and with those who lost their homes. investigators try to figure out how and why this happened. robert is the fire marshall of webster, new york. thank you so much for being here with us at such a difficult time. i know you were at a candlelight vigil last night for all of the four firefighters. tell me what that was like. >> good morning. it was, you know, a very quiet, somber event. we met at the four corners in the village of webster, which is within the town. i had a priest available, said a couple of prayers, spoke a little bit about the two firefighters that have died and just gave us a chance to get together as a community. >> and let's talk a little bit more about that. michael, you just saw him there, and the other victim, 19-year-old tomasz, just 19 years old. i know you were friends with michael. really a hero firefighter. really just beloved in that area. tell me what he was like and how his family is holding up. >> chip, we call him chip, chip was a great guy. we've been firefighters together for over 20 ye
, we have been ecstatic to step aside" "boston globe" reporter michael krenish interviewed tag romney. >> i know there were serious discussion and concerns at the time before he decided to run and lacked at the field of competition and saw it was pretty weak. his family pushed him to say he would be the best person, gimp the wait field has taken shape. >> reporter: nbc's garrett haake spent a year cover the campaign. >> in between campaign romney was stunned by the loss but never took his eye off the ball. he wrote a book about his own personal politics and used his pac to fund other republican candidates a and's just the kind of thing you do if you think you might run again, keep your options open. >> the next president of the united states. >> reporter: if he was reluctant run, mr. romney seems to have been under some pressure at home to strongly reconsider. last summer, his wife, ann, told nbc's natalie morales, she urged her husband to enter the 2012 race despise his failed bid in 2008. >> i was the first one to say this time you you have to do this again. yes, it was gonna be pai
the monte carlo. i wish they'd ring the bell every day, don't you? onto the news. >>> u.s. senator michael crapo is apologizing after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. the idaho republican was pulled over early sunday after running a red light in alexandria, virginia. his blood alcohol level at the time was .110. the legal limit in virginia is .08. according to his biography, crapo is a mormon. as you know, mormons are prohibited from using alcohol. crapo has a court date set for january the 4th. >>> "newsweek" has released a cover of its final print edition, featuring an archival photo of offices in new york. it reads #lastprintissue. the magazine will continue in the new year as a digital only publication. >>> the nra is not can backing on its proposal calling for armed guards in every school in america after the december 14th massacre in newtown, connecticut. the 4 million member gun lobby has been criticized for coming out friday and stating its position to keep something like that from ever happening again. its ceo stood by the group's position on
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